Elgar Society News

Presentation at St. George’s, Worcester

During the concert of Elgar’s Church Music given by Elgar Voices, directed by Donald Hunt and in the presence of the Most Reverend Bernard Longley, Archbishop of Birmingham, a signed photograph of Sir Edward Elgar bequeathed to the Society by Mr Colin Rhys Parry Jones, was presented to Father Brian McGinley, Priest of St. George’s, by Stuart Freed, Vice-Chairman of the Society.

“When this item was bequeathed to the Society,” said Mr. Freed, “the Council had no hesitation in suggesting that it be found a home in the place in which Elgar made his first public appearances and which was undoubtedly his spiritual home.”

The concert was dedicated to the memory of Samuel Driver White and was held to launch Dr. Hunt’s newly published edition of Elgar’s Church Music.